Thyme, an herb of many virtues, has been around for thousands of years. Nowadays it’s used for cooking and as a home remedy, for example as a cough reliever. Thyme is a somewhat modest-looking herb with small matte green leaves, a fresh fragrance and a minty aroma. If you want a stronger thyme flavour, crush the leaves to release the essential oils. Thyme can stand the heat for a long time, so you can add it to your stews and casseroles before you let them simmer. One way to use thyme is to fry it on a pan together with butter and garlic, before you add the steaks. Oh, the joy of anticipation!
Pinch Off The Top!
3 Plant Capsules
Tips and Tricks
Harvest both young tops and bigger leaves, so the plants become bushier. You can either harvest a small amount now and then, or all at once and then start anew.
Remember to pinch off the tops when the plants are 3-5 cm tall.
Thyme is a slow grower and prefers to grow with other thymes, or slow plants like oregano.